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Falling TVs injure 17,000 kids a year

Posted July 22, 2013, 4:39 pm Patrick J. Skerrett, Former Executive Editor, Harvard Health Publications Television can be hazardous to a child’s health. Not just from the inactivity and mental mush that come with watching too much TV, but from the set itself. More than 17,000 American youths end up in emergency departments each year with injuries from a falling television set. Two-thirds of them are under age 5, according to a report published…

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